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BELIAEV Aleksandr
Sport Para swimming
NPC RPC   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthCherepovets, URS
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB3, SM3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Vologda, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1994 at age six in Cherepovets, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He trained in swimming prior to his accident. After rehabilitation from his injury, he returned to the sport after his friend and coach Ivan Ilyichev suggested he begin training as a Para athlete.
Club / Team
Cherepovets Sports Club for the Impaired: Russia
Name of coach
Ivan Ilyichev [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, advertising announcement, trading. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals at the 2015 IWAS World Games in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 24 Feb 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Control your thoughts, they literally shape your future." (35media.ru, 12 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 02 Oct 2020)

He was named one of the 2015 Para Athletes of the Year in Cherepovets, Russian Federation. (35media.ru, 22 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete and win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2021)
Impairment
In 2011 he broke a cervical vertebrae while diving into a lake and lost his ability to walk. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019; 35media.ru, 12 Apr 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2021 50m Backstroke S3 55.52
  2021 50m Freestyle S3  DNS
10 2021 200m Freestyle S3 4:20.29
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 50m Backstroke S3 56.28
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S3 56.89